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The Common Room / 1921 census update
« on: Friday 15 March 19 20:14 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure if this has been posted yet. (mods please delete if its already been announced on RC)

Findmypast blog have announced that the NA have awarded them the contract to bring the 1921 census online.  Just seen the date of the blog (27th of Feb) so many of you might already be aware of the news.


The Common Room / lost marriage and divorce
« on: Tuesday 18 December 18 16:44 GMT (UK)  »
I have been going round in circles all afternoon. :D

Marjorie Lois Peckham born 11 Dec 1901 Sheerness, Kent married a Mr Wheeler and divorced him by 1939

1911 she is at home with parents Ernest and Talitha C Peckham in Sheerness

then she starts travelling!
1923 with a Miss Beal (the Beals lived next door in Sheerness) to Gibraltar on the SS Narkunda
1924 travels with her mother and sister Sybil to Gibraltar  on the SS Naldera
1925 arrives back from Gibraltar on the SS China saying permenant residence is Gibraltar
1930 on the SS Morea going to Singapore

after that her name changes to WHEELER
1936 Marjorie Wheeler on the SS Naldera  going to Gibraltar, intended residence "Straits"

1939 she is back home in Sheerness with a big D in the status box!

she doesn't remarry and dies 25 Nov 1988 in Maidstone.

I guess I'm looking for Gibraltar (?) records between 1930-1936. I don't have FindMyPast at the moment to check overseas marriages of brits abroad.

Any help would be extremely helpful
Thanks in advance

The Lighter Side / New program starting Monday 3rd Dec - My Family Secrets Revealed
« on: Thursday 29 November 18 19:32 GMT (UK)  »
I got this notification today from Ancestry on FB

Itís on every day at 1.05pm on Channel 4... I donít know if itís a brand new program or not  ???

I shall be recording it, fingers crossed 🤞 it will be interesting.

Having read another thread where several of you have praised TreeDraw, I am considering giving it a try.

I have used the charting within Rootsmagic but not totally happy with it, not as Flexible as I would like and takes ages to achieve what I want.  I have used charting in excel and Visio previously (including my old professional life) and my first trees before RM back in 2003 are in excel  :) and I still use it to rough draw a tree if Iím confused 😐

But I am in the process of writing a book and need to put in small sections of tree in each section and I would like it to be as neat and clear as possible.

Would I have to use a gedcom export as I donít have legacy or K&K?
How flexible is it to personalise?
What is possible, any known restrictions?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with latin date please
« on: Thursday 26 April 18 11:44 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone work out the day of the month this marriage took place please?

I know it's march 1583 but different sites have interpreted the day differently  :-\

thanks in advance

Durham / Sunderland Cemetery query
« on: Monday 23 April 18 09:42 BST (UK)  »
I'm a bit lost

Durham Records online shows Thomas Snow was buried at Sunderland Cemetery(Stockton Road) 25 Aug 1942

Sunderland Ward transcripts shows him as (death 21 Aug 1942) buried at Sunderland Cemetery Ryhope Road Grangetown, Sunderland.

The cemetery is also described as Sunderland, Grangetown on

I'm sure they are the same place but what is the correct address and why the differences, it's confused me for a while as most of my maternal line are from the Sunderland area.


The Common Room / cause of death?
« on: Friday 30 March 18 10:27 BST (UK)  »
On the civil death entry for James Creed 22 March 1880 in Dublin, the cause of death is given as "low fever".  What is "low fever"?

I've tried searching but not really finding an answer :-\

James was aged 42, married with 3 children and an Army physician on half pay and  had been in Jamaica with the army a few years earlier. He died at his mother's home, Moore Hall, Glasnevin, Dublin.

Thank you for any suggestions.

London and Middlesex / Need to find a death/burial
« on: Tuesday 20 March 18 08:57 GMT (UK)  »
I need help please... the names are not easy
I've lost a couple after 1911

Rosina Cook born 1850 Chelsea, daughter of Charles Cook and Mary Ann Gould
She was baptised late, 1864 At St Simeon Zelotes Chelsa.
married Thomas William Vaughan 28 Apr 1870 at St Lukes, Chelsea
I have Thomas and Rosina, in all census through to 1911 in Cross Street Islington  when Rosina is aged 61 and Thomas aged 63. Thomas is a heating and lighting engineer.
They had 2 children
Rose Ada Cook Vaughan 1874-1965 died in Rochford (I have found her and her family)
George Charles Vaughan 1871-?  married 1893 Agnes Maria Dawson 1871-?, daughter 1898 Gladys Rosina Vera Vaughan.. family also lost after 1901

any help is much appreciated

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / I need help again - occupation on a marriage entry
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 12:46 GMT (UK)  »
Hi again,

I need your help again   :-\
I'm having trouble working out the top occupation (groom's father) on the attached Australian marriage entry from 1908. I can see that the bottom occupation (bride's father) was a mail carrier.

many thanks

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